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Six winter weekends wasted because of horrible weather

The average Brit ‘wasted’ SIX weekends this winter – because they couldn’t be bothered to get dressed and venture out in the cold and rain. A study found as many as one in four of us decided to batten down the hatches and stay indoors on the rain-drenched winter weekends. It also emerged one in [...]


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Half of men struck by ‘illness’ women wouldn’t even mention

Women have a higher pain threshold than men – and are less likely to moan about coughs and colds this winter, research has revealed. A study of 2,000 adults found women generally suffer in silence when struck down by bugs and or viruses. By contrast, men are far more vocal and often use dramatic language [...]


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The Good Immune Guide

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The immune system is the only thing standing between us and illness – and research has shown that the immune system responds to positive lifestyle changes along with the rest of your body. According to Dr Margaret Ritchie from The University of Edinburgh, stress and depression have a huge impact on the immune system’s function [...]


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Grin and bear it – we wait ONE YEAR before taking health problems to the doctor

Brits grin and bear medical problems for a year before getting checked out by their doctor, it has been revealed. Adults in the UK have confessed that they endure conditions that impact their lives for an average of 12 months before plucking up the courage to make an appointment with their GP. According to the [...]


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Two thirds suffer in silence with intimate health issues rather than talk to partner, GP

Millions of Brits are so embarrassed about intimate health issues they won’t even discuss them with their partner, a study has revealed. Researchers found that 65% of adults would rather suffer in silence than endure an awkward face-to-face conversation with someone about our intimate symptoms. Almost four in ten even admitted they would be too [...]


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One in three businesses struggling to deal with sick days

New research has shown that a third of businesses lack the resources to deal with staff absence, with bosses and employees both taking the strain. In fact, over a quarter of bosses and managers admit they have a real problem coping with staff absence in their workplace. Of those, 27% of bosses admit they have [...]


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60% of bosses don’t believe sick-day excuses

Six in ten bosses don’t believe their employees’ excuses when they call in sick, research has shown. Suspicious managers are convinced their workers are lying to them in over half of the ‘not coming in’ calls they receive – not surprising, when workers admit that they could probably have made it into work on one [...]


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Half of women took ZERO sick days in the last year- because everyone else comes first

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Selfless British women are jeopardising their health by putting everyone else’s needs first, research has shown. A study of 2,000 adults found that women delay seeking help for serious health concerns- because they prioritise their family’s wellbeing over their own. It revealed that one in four women admits to ‘pushing through’ an illness, with many [...]


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‘Secondary Stress’- concern over partner’s career leads to stress-induced illness and injury

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Middle class redundancies amid the double dip recession have been blamed for the high number of wives suffering from stress induced illnesses. Experts have revealed that over the last two years, scores of women have been struck down by agonising neck and back pain and headaches caused by ‘secondary stress’. The condition is most prevalent [...]


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A Good Innings- Average Brit aspires to live to 83 years old

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The average Brit now wants to live until the age of 83, as a study has found that the majority of us would be grateful to reach our early eighties, with any time after that being hailed as ‘a bonus’. The study of 2000 Brits found most of us would rather pass away long before [...]


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